Classroom Notes Plus, Volume 28, Number 1, August 2010
Students engage in active learning through strategies such as an interactive word wall, a poetry activity based in rhythm and music, and a reading and discussion exercise that explores the nature of friendship.
Teaching and Learning Vocabulary with the Interactive Word Wall
by Janis M. Harmon, Karen D. Wood, and Elizabeth Stewart
The interactive word wall engages students in active and collaborative word learning.
“Beautiful” Poetry: Tuning In to the Rhythm of Poetry
by Frances Chamberlain
Start the year off with this enjoyable, accessible poetry activity centered on music and rhythm.
What Is Friendship?—Connecting O. Henry’s “After Twenty Years” to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men
by Greg Van Nest
Drawing on insights from their own lives, students explore the concept of friendship in O. Henry’s short story “After Twenty Years” and in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
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